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Old 07-02-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:06 AM   #2
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I would like to recommend the Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus, probably the best air cooler out there, and only about $50. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

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Old 07-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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If you'll be doing drafting, won't you need a CAD graphics card rather than a standard vid card? I'm sure today's top of the line graphics hardware can run these CAD programs well enough for beginners, so that probably isn't an issue. Probably.

And I'll just repeat what the homies on here told me: unless you're using high quality monitors for your sound system, you're wasting money on a sound card. Seems onboard sound is efficient and effective these days. Mine does 5.1 without a hitch, better than my Audigy did in fact.
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Audiofiles may need a sound card, most people don't. Also, unless you are running very high-end speakers, you're not going to notice much difference. At home I have 2 desktop Bose speakers hooked up to my mobo's sounds and it's amazing enough for me...
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If you'll be doing drafting, won't you need a CAD graphics card rather than a standard vid card? I'm sure today's top of the line graphics hardware can run these CAD programs well enough for beginners, so that probably isn't an issue. Probably.

And I'll just repeat what the homies on here told me: unless you're using high quality monitors for your sound system, you're wasting money on a sound card. Seems onboard sound is efficient and effective these days. Mine does 5.1 without a hitch, better than my Audigy did in fact.
Are you referring to Quadro / FireGL cards? They are soooo goddamn expensive - its funny because its the same hardware with very different drivers. I bet any normal high-end video card is more than fine for doing most 3D/CAD stuff on a single head of output.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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Audiofiles may need a sound card, most people don't. Also, unless you are running very high-end speakers, you're not going to notice much difference. At home I have 2 desktop Bose speakers hooked up to my mobo's sounds and it's amazing enough for me...
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Are you referring to Quadro / FireGL cards? They are soooo goddamn expensive - its funny because its the same hardware with very different drivers. I bet any normal high-end video card is more than fine for doing most 3D/CAD stuff on a single head of output.
Yah, I'd imagine so. I had a buddy that did the drafting shit and the Quadro made a different, it ran the CAD programs far better than the equiv 6800's he was using. But it didn't game for shit. It was his job though, so it fit, probably a tax discount too.
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You know, my statement doesn't seem true for nvidia hardware anymore. Quadros are a completely different deal these days

FireGL appears to be the same cards with different firmwares and drivers, though.
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Careful when installing a heat sync, I had a friend install one and it was off center by just the smallest of margins and my computer would overheat and lock up when worked too much. Gotta make sure the paste is on there evenly and that the sync itself doesn't shift when you put it in, otherwise it's not terribly difficult.
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